‘I bet he has rabies’: The #MPRaccoon has been captured and will be relocated ‘somewhere safe’ (allegedly)

Just to update you on this story from last night, the racoon that was evolving into a super predator able to climb tall buildings in search of prey, finally made it to the roof of the UBS building in St. Paul, Minnesota…

The moment you’ve all been waiting for… The #mprraccoon finally made it to the roof! https://t.co/2jcQ3Jzakr pic.twitter.com/dOztFl5Kxy

— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) June 13, 2018

…where it was promptly tricked into this cage with a can of cat food:

After a delicious meal of soft cat food, #mprraccoon has been caught and will be picked up by Wildlife Management. Goodbye friend! pic.twitter.com/twcBPpjOQk

— UBS Plaza (@ubs_plaza) June 13, 2018

It will allegedly be moved to “somewhere safe”:

RACCOON UPDATE: it has been trapped, its eating, still on top of tower, will be released “somewhere safe” by private Brooklyn Park contractor Wildlife Management Services

— Tad Vezner (@SPnoir) June 13, 2018

So, are we really buying the “somewhere safe” narrative? Because history tells us differently:

At the risk of raining on everyone’s parade, I think it’s important to put feel-good rescue stories about individual animals like #MPRaccoon in context. One government agency alone killed over 10,000 raccoons last year, for a variety of reasons: https://t.co/BcTwztcYUg. pic.twitter.com/8muOyWI6Qi

— David Steen, Ph.D. (@AlongsideWild) June 13, 2018

Yep. It could be curtains for America’s latest superhero:

“I bet he has rabies.” -My wife, a vet tech, upon seeing footage of the #MPRaccoon

— Myke (@MikeWehner) June 13, 2018

We’ll keep you posted.

***

A raccoon climbing a skyscraper in Minnesota is a media sensation https://t.co/kJKnGFFmH4

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 12, 2018

 

The post ‘I bet he has rabies’: The #MPRaccoon has been captured and will be relocated ‘somewhere safe’ (allegedly) appeared first on twitchy.com.